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MRIA to diversify as multipurpose business centre

The government has taken measures to begin business activities using the facilities at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA).

Cabinet Spokesman and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said that according to the layout of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, there is a potential to transform the airport into a multipurpose business centre by implementing business opportunities related to air operations as well as other non-air operations. The Minister was speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department.

Therefore, the focus is on taking measures to effectively utilize Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport facilities and assets by creating public private partnership investment opportunities.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation to call for expressions of intention from investors and strategic entrepreneurs engaged in direct and indirect aviation-related enterprises for carrying out aeronautical and non-aeronautical businesses at Mattala Airport.

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